Archive Event Highlight
Photos and Video from the 82nd OPC Awards
The 82nd OPC Awards featured speeches and stories from recipients receiving this year’s 22 awards for exceptional international journalism.
Scroll left and right to see photos from the event below.
OPC President Paula Dwyer raises a glass to toast awards winners from 2021 and 2020 during opening remarks. Photo: Jennifer Altman
About 250 people attended the 82nd OPC Awards at Cipriani 25 Broadway. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Governor John Avlon of CNN kicking off the awards presentation portion of the program. Photo: Jennifer Altman
James Dickey addresses attendees after accepting the OPC President’s Award on behalf of his father Christopher Dickey, a long-time OPC member and Governor who died in July 2020. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Children of Danish Siddiqui light a candle in memory of their father in a video presented at the OPC Awards during a ceremony in his honor and for journalists killed or persecuted in recent years. Photo: Jennifer Altman
New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman delivers the keynote speech. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Michael Williams, global enterprise editor at Reuters, lights the Candle of Remembrance for journalists killed or persecuted in recent years with a special honor for Danish Siddiqui, Reuters chief photographer who died on in July 2021 while reporting on rising violence during Afghanistan’s takeover by the Taliban. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Governor Vivienne Walt looks on during the OPC Awards presentation. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Julieta Martinelli, left, and Maria Hinojosa celebrate their Lowell Thomas Award. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Amy Kellner, left, senior photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, shows off the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award that she accepted on behalf of Kiana Hayeri to Kathy Ryan, director of photography for the magazine. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Attendees chat during a break in the awards ceremony. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Attendees at the 82nd Annual Awards mingle during a post-dinner reception sponsored by Bloomberg. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Vice President Scott Kraft, left, who served as chair of the Awards Committee, with his wife Betsy. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson poses with colleagues from CNN. Photo: Jennifer Altman
James Dickey, left, and OPC President Paula Dwyer. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC member Kathy Gannon chats with guests during the after-party. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Meridith Kohut, left, posing with OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Left to right: Lauryn Schroeder and Nelvin Cepeda (Robert Spiers Benjamin Award winners), with Cheryl Diaz Meyer (Feature Photography Award winner for 2020) and Rena Effendi (Feature Photography Award winner for 2019).
OPC Governor Pete Engardio, left, talks with Declan Walsh. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Guests celebrating at the post-dinner reception. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Guests from The New York Times enjoying the celebration. Photo: Jennifer Altman
James Dickey, left, talking with John Avlon. Photo: Jennifer Altman
OPC Vice President Scott Kraft, left, with his wife Betsy. Photo: Jennifer Altman
Scroll through the photos of winners accepting certificates below, and click on each image to start a video of pre-recorded acceptance remarks. Photos by Jennifer Altman, and videos produced by Michael Smith.
The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award: Amy Kellner, senior photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, accepting for Kiana Hayeri
The Peter Jennings Award: Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath accepting for colleagues James Bluemel and Jo Abel
The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award: Griffin Tanner and Pia Gadkari accepting for staff of The Wall Street Journal Staff and Gimlet Media
The Whitman Bassow Award: Editor Luke Mitchell, left, accepting for Abrahm Lustgarten with Meridith Kohut
The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award : Left to right - Alejandro Tamayo, Nelvin Cepeda, Kate Morrissey and Lauryn Schroeder
The Kim Wall Award: Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting accepting for Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek
The Roy Rowan Award: Dake Kang's father Sang Kook Kang, his mother Hyun Joo Kim, along with AP colleague Mary Rajkumar, accepting for Kang and AP staff
Click on the thumbnail photos below to see videos and slideshows on the award pages.